Whimsy Wednesday ~ Sweet Carolers Three

Hey there lovelies. Can you believe it's almost Christmas?! Time keeps racing by so fast, I just need a little more time to finish my Christmas cards, hehe. I got a little caught up colouring these utter cuties! This adorable image is penned by our awesomely talented Whimsy artist Crissy Armstrong and I gotta tell ya, I can't get enough of these sweeties! But as a lot of my Whimsy DT sistahs have already coloured up these gorgeous penguins, I wanted to put a different spin on the palette. So I've gone for a mix of warm sepia tones. 

I coloured up these cuties with my copics pens and since I have a good selection of the E colours, I used several tone families within that range. I managed to pull together a few different shades. I decided to add the texture to the 'fluffy' bits by dotting on colour with my copics, rather than adding glitter or powder soft as I often do. I'm so pleased with the result too.

The other thing I did which is a 'bit different', but actually 'so me' was to use something I recycled! I love to recycle and I will use recyclables in my crafting whenever I can. This time, it's the pretty gold embossed wrap that was on the front of the 'Christmas coffee' my brother and his wife gave us for Christmas. It was just so lovely I couldn't bring myself to throw it in the recycling! That strip of gold embossed card is the reason this card idea came about! I saw that and it sparked the idea for the sepia toned colouring. Don't you just love when stuff like that happens?! Okay, I'm rambling and it's nearly Christmas, so who has time to read this! I'll let you head over to the Whimsy Store and get your fill of last minute crafting supplies. I really do love digital downloads for this! The delish Autumn Whimsy digital paper I used to create this card is by our talented Tracy Wray and is called Fall Harvest 2. Those cute penguin carolers you can find here. Enjoy your final days of Christmas crafting! I'm sure making the most of mine! Hugs to you all and I'll be back again soon, but maybe not until after I've had my fill of Christmas pud, hehe, xoxo

Challenge Entries
Mod Squad: Winter Holiday
Deep Ocean Challenge: #170 ~ Jingle Bells
Crafty Gals Corner: #154 ~ Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Craft: All About Christmas
Always Fun Challenges: #37 ~ A Christmas Carol
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #72 ~ Anything Goes
Sugar Pea Challenge: #38 ~ Mix It Up ~ Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations: #435 ~ Christmas Cupcakes (see pic below)

Update: I won a lovely Faery Ink prize from the Crafty Gals Corner. Woohoo, so chuffed. Thank you ladies! (I forgot to use the code before it expired, doh!!)

Second Update: I made Top 3 at Deep Ocean Challenge. I'm so thrilled, thank you so much!


Chris said…
So cute Wends and I love the beautiful warm gold and sepia colours!
Merry Christmas!
Debbie said…
So cute...love your colors and the little penguins!
Wishcraft said…
Ooh fab sepia colouring and a gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x
So cute and love the sepia tones, fabulous card
Sarah said…
Amazing colouring!! I love it xx
Elise said…
OoOooh! These are soooo DARLING Wendy! And your colouring of them is just so GORGEOUS! LoOoOve! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!! PS .. hope you all enjoy your summer break! ;)

Big hugs,
Virginia L. said…
You brought the images to life, Wendy! Love it! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Party Time” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!
Cara said…
Fantastic card, your colouring is amazing x
Darlene said…
Another totally adorable creation! You are on a roll girlie!! Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Christmas’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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Macimbalo said…
Wow, gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing - really lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.
Tracy said…
Awww they have the sweetest little faces. I like the accessories done in the E's. It's different and adds a warm tone. Merry Christmas Wendy!
Fikreta said…
super adorable card!
love penguins!
Merry Christmas!🎄🎅⛄
hugs , Fiki
Indy's Designs said…
So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
They are so adorable! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next week too!
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges
Blue Daisy said…
Gorgeous! Love your colouring! Thank you for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Kerin said…
Such a sweet image and I love the colors! Thanks so much for joining us this month at SugarPea Designs!
TracyM #6773 said…
You were the lucky winner from Challenge #154 at the Crafty Gals Corner!
Please visit the blog to claim your prize :)
Sherry said…
This Is Gorgeous Thanxx For Sharing With Us At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends
Sherry Lynn
Lea Lawson said…
Super cute!! I'm so happy that you joined in the fun at SugarPea Design's Mix It Up challenge! ♥♥
~amy~ said…
Love the neutral colors!
Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs!
This is such an adorable card! Your coloring skills are remarkable and I especially love the nontraditional color palette. You've done a wonderful job on this and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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